• Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange)

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. His talk will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 7 PM at Bennett Valley Guild (formerly Grange), 4145 Grange Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

His talks are always very popular and parking will be a challenge. PLEASE CARPOOL.

This community-based research and education project focuses on a study area that encompasses about 1,000 square miles, primarily in the Mayacamas Mountains (areas east of Highway 101 and west of 29) in Sonoma and Napa counties. The results are increasing scientific and public understanding of mountain lions, identify priority habitat areas for conservation, and increase appreciation for these important top predators. Since the fires, the project has included a stronger focus on human-wildlife co-existence – the how and why this is so important. This will be a valuable opportunity to get the facts and address concerns you might have. 

The talk will focus on what Dr. Martins has learned so far, including home ranges, movement and feeding patterns of four lions that overlap with Bennett Valley, Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Trione-Annadel State Park. The talk will also provide valuable detail on how people can learn to co-exist with these majestic predators.

The results of this work have already increased our knowledge of mountain lions in ways that support conservation across all species, educated the public about the role and importance of these top predators, and worked with landowners towards co-existence for the benefit of both our natural and human communities.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.